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Why Looking At Paintings Cures Me Every Time

When the world confuses, paintings reassure

The Avenue, Middelharnis (1689) by Meyndert Hobbema. Oil on canvas. Source Wikimedia Commons

A few days ago, just as I noticed the horse chestnut trees outside of my house we’re beginning to shed their remarkable fruit, I took a train to London and walked through the city as if in a dream. From Marylebone station, where my line from the north terminates, into the red brick lanes of Mayfair, I had never…

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